Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Peter H. Reynolds' newest book. Jerome is a collector of words. He finds them everywhere-in conversations with friends, in books he reads, and on signs. He writes them all down on small pieces of paper, gathering a large collection. Then he sorts them into groups. At the end of the book, Jerome releases all the words so others can also enjoy them. I liked this story because it is about collecting, words, and sharing. The story is short and worth sharing with a class of any age or your own child. Those of you who are teachers could brainstorm at least a few activities to go along with this story.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Willa and the Bear by Philomena O'Neill is a new book that most children will enjoy. Willa is going with her parents to her grandparents house, but loses her doll on the way. She is sad because she has lost her favorite doll (made by her grandma). Later that evening, Willa's doll is returned by an unexpected friend. Even though the main character is a girl, this book has appeal for both boys and girls.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
It has been over a year since I have had fish in my classroom. English and French came to live in my classroom last Friday, adopted from Wal-mart. They are definitely more interesting than the collection of plants I have on my desk and table. The fish generate a lot more conversation, but I am sure that it would have been easier to take pictures of my plants than these squirmy little creatures.